Kahale Abogados

Our new member firm in Argentina is Kahale Abogados, a law firm whose members have over 15 years experience in counselling local and foreign clients who do business in Argentina. Their strength is in the creation of innovative solutions with a firm legal foundation and their Managing Partner, Roxana Kahale, a pioneer amongst Argentinian lawyers, has surrounded herself with a team of knowledgeable and highly commended lawyers. As an example, the British legal journal “Practical Law” recommends the Kahale lawyers for corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, antitrust, dispute resolution and environmental law in Argentina.

Kahale Abogados has ample experience in business law. The teams actively participate in mergers and acquisitions, legal due diligence, negotiation and drafting of all kinds of business contracts (distribution, leasing, factoring, agency, asset transfer agreements, stock purchase agreements, business collaboration agreements, transfer of technology agreements) and provide counsel in criminal law issues related to corporate infringements. Venture capitalists that operate in Argentina and Latin America have retained the firm to act as in-house counsel in their projects. They represent a wide scope of local and foreign clients in areas as diverse as venture capital, entertainment, insurance, medical equipment, pharmaceutical, construction and wholesale. They also represent relevant individuals in the area of art, fashion and sports in their business structuring and dealings.

Kahale has proven expertise in the incorporation of local and foreign entities, in complex merger and spin-off processes, and business collaboration agreements.

Clients include media companies such as cable programmers, television and cell phone content producers. Kahale Abogados represents the US cable programmers trade association and has worked in the design of promotions, games and contests. The firm has significant expertise in drafting image agreements for artists and sports talents, sponsoring and branding agreements as well as other contracts required by this kind of clients.

Antitrust and competition law is another strong area of practice. Given their intensive participation in mergers and acquisitions and the value of the transactions involved, antitrust clearance procedures before the Argentine Antitrust Authority is particularly relevant to Kahale´s clients. They have obtained antitrust clearance in areas of business as diverse as supermarkets, energy distribution companies, pharmaceutical companies and cable programmers. This department is active in anti-competitive activities claims.

Kahale Abogados has a strong environmental law team. In Argentina, environmental law is particularly complex due to the existence of federal, provincial and municipal statutes in which we are knowledgeable as to their application and conflicts. The firm is currently representing a major pharmaceutical company in the first integral remediation of a production facility in the Province of Buenos Aires, has worked in the transportation and export of equipment with PCB and is frequently consulted on issues on water and soil contamination.

The firm has an experienced labor law team with considerable expertise in adapting foreign labor structures to Argentina´s labor law. This department also works on labor and social security issues in due diligence processes making adequate risk assessment studies.

Kahale has participated in the privatization of utilities companies in the areas of distribution, generation and transportation of electricity, counselling foreign bidders and assisting companies to be awarded contracts in Argentina, Peru, Panama and Uganda. In oil and gas, they have provided legal support to various joint ventures involving exploration and production of oil and gas fields and counsel several investment funds and a US oil services company. We have also assisted construction companies in infrastructure projects related to energy matters. We have worked in complex project finance structures related to combined cycle energy generation plants in Argentina and abroad.

Litigators in Kahale Abogados have experience in ordinary and federal courts and participate in financial restructuring, reorganization and bankruptcy proceedings.

Kahale cares that each practice area is well served by the best professionals and their lawyers can explain and solve the challenges that a foreign investor may face in Argentina with a high level of efficiency.

Kahale Abogados acts for foreign clients doing business in Buenos Aires. Their lawyers speak English and Spanish.